For some Christmas is a little depressing. I don't lack much being there. Our families is getting smaller, and scattered. We moved away from families about 6 years ago. Wife's parents have passed away years ago, My parents are very elderly. We used to have house full of relatives. Each now has their own families & in-laws to meet, some moved like we did, a couple have unexpectedly passed away, others are druggies we don't want to be around. Now its just a few of us that get together. This year it will be 4 of us, 5 counting grandchild to be born any minute! We try to make the best of Christmas with whats left of family. Its sad to see families get smaller, us moving away did not help. How about your family?